Running Start

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized program that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment.

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Future RS Students

Current RS Students



Enrollment Dates & Deadlines:


QuarterEVF Priority Processing Date*Enrollment OpensQuarter BeginsEnrollment Deadline


October 27  November 7  January 3 January 5

Spring 2024

January 26 February 6 April 1 April 3

NEW Students

QuarterRegistration OpensApply to GRC byProcessing WindowQuarter Starts

Winter 2024

November 20, 2023 December 15, 2023 Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2023 January 3, 2024

Spring 2024

February 20 March 15 Feb 1 - March 22 April 1

*Please note that Priority Processing Date means that students who turn in paperwork by this date have the assurance their documents will be processed prior to their enrollment date/time. Students who submit their documents after the priority processing date will be processed as soon as possible, in the order received.

Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Special Notices

Please submit your EVF, Returning Students!


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Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3380
(Do not include ID# or file attachments)
Visit: Student Affairs & Success Center - SA 135

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Lobby 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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